The year is coming to an end and it’s time to look back. Instead of making a compilation of our trips this year, we wanted to revisit those special moments that we’ve experienced. Those instants, minutes or tiny lapses of time when we forgot everything else and felt truly happy. The feelings that are worth the trouble, the reasons why travel heals your soul… The moment we entered our cosy apartment in Copenhagen after a whole day of exploring in January. That satisfaction of discovering new places and being awfully but happily tired with red, burning ears from the freezing wind. The moment we saw the most wonderfully starry sky in Mallorca, which took us completely by surprise and made us remember, both with joy and sadness, those who were not with us anymore. The moment we couldn’t stop laughing during our walk on the Thames Path with our friends after a wonderful brunch in a local cafe. We catched our breath, looked up and saw a wonderful view of the city on one side …
London is without the slightest doubt our favourite European metropolis. It’s absolutely riveting. Everytime we visit we discover something new. Sometimes by accident… but truth to be told, we usually do a bit of research. There is so much going on that we need help! In order to find inspiration and recommendations we always turn to Instagram. We’d say that nowadays Instagram is the best guide to plan a trip. Just search for #thecityyouwanttovisit and voilà! thousands of pictures, local tips, the best cafes, restaurants, parks, views.. all kind of information beautifully illustrated with wonderful images. Today we want to share with you our favourite Instagram accounts in case you are planning a trip to London… or if you just want to procrastinate scrolling gorgeous pictures of beautiful London corners: Mondomulia @mondomulia Giulia travels a lot, so basically you will find useful (mostly food & coffee related) recommendations for any trip you are planning, but she also shares incredible coffee spots in London and the restaurants you need to try. If you are looking for foodie …
Every time we visit London we discover a new food market. This time, we went for a stroll around Druid St. Market, in Bermondsey. Very difficult to find, this little market is still a work in progress but we believe it has a lot of potential. Chaotic, small and loud. The cool factor seems not to be the most important aspect in this little food market (open Saturdays from 10 to 16 hours). Having fun, grabbing some amazing burgers, trying delicious pastries and craft beers is what matters the most. It’s a place to visit with a group of friends, but beware: it’s quite narrow so it gets terribly crowded.The shops are located under the arches on Druid Street and they have an industrial unit vibe. However, we found that precisely the disorganized atmosphere is what makes it so special. Food, antiques and one of the best truffles we’ve eaten share this space creating a creative and interesting mishmash.We didn’t stay for long, as we’ve mentioned it was way too crowded, but we sure made …
We have to thank our friends, who moved to London almost two years ago for the wonderful discoveries that we share with you in this post: a fantastic place for breakfast and our favourite views of London.
Today we go back to London for a slice of pizza, and what a pizza!
During the last five years we’ve been spending a few long weekends in London. As fascinating as the city is, it can be a little overwhelming because there’s so much to see and so little time! However, a couple of weeks ago we finally got to visit the charming Columbia Road flower market. Since it takes place every Sunday morning we hadn’t been able to stroll along its stalls before. Returning flights usually happen on Sundays and I’m always too scared to miss the flight, therefore I tend to reserve Sunday mornings for a lazy breakfast and a nervous trip to the airport. Not this time!
Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, London, Madrid, Sevilla, Trentino, Venice and Cortina d’Ampezzo have been our destinations this year. Not bad! We’ve put together a recap of our favourite restaurants, hotels and sights in case you are planning a trip to one of those fantastic places next year!
You know that London is one of our favourite destinations and if you checked our IG feed yesterday you would have seen a little preview of today’s post. Yes, after lots of long weekends in Marylebone, a couple of wonderful stays discovering the Southbank and a love story with Carnaby Street, we’ve finally decided to publish The slow pace guide to London. Of course we are not Londoners, but just as we did with our Copenhagen guide, we wanted to share with you a few addresses that we love, hotels where we’ve stayed and other recommendations to savour, enjoy and love London. The slow pace way, of course!
We would love to tell you that we had planned a visit to this little market because we know all the best food markets in London, but the truth is that we stumbled upon its lovely colourful stalls during a random walk. But aren’t these surprising findings the best moments while travelling?
A few weeks ago we met our friend Alba at the London Design Museum cafeteria. After a cup of coffee (properly instagrammed here) and a little bit of chit chat, she introduced us to her new project. Alba is quite the creative type, so we expected something original, unique. And she didin’t disappoint. Together with Terence Woodgate, designer of lighting and furniture, Alba Bayona is taking jewellery to the next level.